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image May Day March for Beach Flats Garden and Boycott Driscoll's 480_beach-garden-boycott-driscolls_5_5-1-16_1.jpg original image (1200x900) by Bradley Allen
The march drew connections between saving the local Beach Flats Community Garden and the global boycott of Driscoll’s, the world’s largest berry distributor, founded and based in Santa Cruz County.
Posted: Tue May 3, 2016 12:45PM
text Chernobyl + 30 by Michael Steinbertg
Thirty Years after the nuclear cataclysm at Chernobyl, the disaster continues.
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 3:52PM
text $40 Billion in Military Aid to Israel by Ted Rudow III, MA
Obama Administration Proposes Up to $40 Billion in Military Aid to Israel The Obama administration has proposed an unprecedented military funding package to Israel that could top $40 billion over 10 years. It is the largest military funding package the U.S. has ever offered to any nation. Israeli officials are reportedly demanding even more funding. The U.S. currently gives Israel $3 billion a year in military funding under a deal slated to expire in 2018.
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 2:43PM
image Palm Oil Home Invasion In Everything From Snack Foods to Pet Foods 480_forests_to_pastures_1.jpg original image (494x414) by Tomas DiFiore
The link between livestock expansion and deforestation is not because the land that underlies tropical forests makes better pastures or produces higher crop yields. In fact, just the opposite is true. The soils of newly cleared tropical forest land are generally of poor quality, leading to low crop yields and sustaining few animals per hectare. But these lands are inexpensive or even free for the taking, usually increasing considerably in value once they are cleared. Palm oil expansion has re...
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:58AM
audio This Week in Palestine, April 29th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 6.2MB) by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 23, to the 29, 2016.
Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:17PM
text From the Constitutional State to the Security State by Giorgio Agamben
The state of emergency is that arrangement by which totalitarian powers were established in Europe. The security state is neither part of the constitutional state nor what Michel Foucault called the disciplinary society. The security state is permanently grounded on fear and must keep fear alive at any cost because it has its essential function and legitimacy from it. The de-politization of citizens is a characteristic of the security state.
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:45AM
text Nepal Struggles to Rebuild One Year After Massive Earthquake by Greg
Nepal faces significant humanitarian challenges one year after its devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:07PM
audio This Week in Palestine, April 22nd, 2015 (audio/mpeg 6.9MB) by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 16, to the 22, 2016.
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:59PM
text Argentina Returns to Bond Market after Debt Settlement by Oscar Polanco Reynoso
Argentina returns to the bond market after 15 years with access to limited international financing.
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:41AM
image Australian environment ministers agree urgent action needed on climate change 480_20160421-coralcoe-gbr-bleaching-survey-results_1.jpg original image (700x923) by john Englart (Takver)
In a late night conference call on Wednesday night 20 April 2016 between Australian Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Queensland State Environment minister Steven Miles and Environment ministers from other Australian states it was agreed that what is currently happening on the Great Barrier Reef with extensive and severe coral bleaching is alarming and is an issue of concern not just to Queenslanders but to all Australians.
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:33AM
image Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte’s One-Man Revolution and the CPP 480_1-duterte-jose-maria-sison-cpp-npa-ndf_1.jpg original image (517x209) by Chanco CJ
Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian vision is no way forward for the Philippines.
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:45AM
audio This Week in Palestine, April 15th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 6.1MB) by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 9, to the 15, 2016.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:23PM
text House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation by Greg
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). ‎Ahead of the Republican special session, the religious development group Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:37AM
text IMF Puts Spotlight on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis as Congress Debates Solutions by Greg
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will categorize Puerto Rico as its own entity in its economic database for the first time. Puerto Rico is in the midst of a significant debt crisis but is not eligible for IMF assistance because it is not a country.
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:12AM
image Underdog Victories in History 120_underdog_victories_color_version_002.jpg original image (3507x2550) by Lucine Kasbarian
Editorial Cartoon
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:56PM
image #XochicuautlaAlert: Statement on San Francisco Xochicuautla 120_xochicuautla_april-11-2016.jpg original image (1200x900) by El Enemigo Común
On Monday, April 11, 2016, around 800 State of Mexico riot police at the service of Grupo Higa laid siege to the Otomí community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, destroyed the camp set up in defense of the forest, used heavy machinery to illegally tear down the house of Dr. Armando García Salazar, and violently dragged out at least 25 men, women and children who were inside the house, including 64-year-old Isabel Hernández, a member of the Supreme Indigenous Council of Xochicuautla.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:00AM
image #AlertaXochicuautla: Pronunciamiento sobre San Francisco Xochicuautla 120_xochicuautla_april-11-2016.jpg original image (1200x900) by El Enemigo Común
El lunes 11 de abril de 2016, por lo menos 800 granaderos del estado de México al servicio de Grupo Higa sitiaron la comunidad otomí de San Francisco Xochicuautla, destruyeron el campamento levantado en defensa del bosque, usaron maquinaria pesada para derribar ilegalmente la casa del doctor Armando García Salazar, y con harta violencia echaron fuera a aproximada 25 personas que se encontraban en la casa, entre ellas la compañera Isabel Hernández de 64 años, integrante del Consejo Supre...
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:56AM
image Philippines: Police shoot hungry protesters 120_2016-bmp-plm-kidapawan-protest.jpg original image (528x297) by Tony Iltis
On April 1, police opened fire on indigenous and rural poor protesters who were blocking the highway into Kidapawan in the landlocked province of Cotabato on the island of Mindanao, killing three protesters and injuring at least 116.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:23AM
text Puerto Rico Archbishop Invites Prayers for Congress, Creditors and Political Leaders by Greg
As Congress introduces legislation to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis, San Juan's Catholic Archbishop is inviting prayers that all "work together to find a solution to the crisis that respects the rights and dignity of all sides."
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:35PM
image Philippines: Fast-track legislation to end hunger 120_2016-philippines-farmers-land-reform.jpg original image (471x315) by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan party-list today reiterated its call for the enactment of urgent reforms to address and stave off incidence of hunger across the country.
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:45AM